I am considering buying a new set of road wheels. I haven't decided exactly what pair yet but am looking at everything from Rolf, to Spinergy, to Shimano, etc. I am hoping to get a set on sale for no more than $500 Cdn.
What I have on my bike now are Sun Veuns rims, 32 rear, 28 front, Ultegra hubs that I have had for 3 summers and paid $300 Cdn and have yet needed to be trued. I have looked at a few that have 20 spokes front and 24 rear, still others have less than that (16 front, 20 rear). I have looked at some on Ebay that come with truing tools. This tells me that they will need constant truing. Is this correct? Will lesser spoke wheel sets require constant truing? I do not know how to true a wheel (want to learn, but not on my new wheels!!) I don't want to be constantly truing as our roads around here can be quite rough in places. Should I stick with a higher spoke count? My thoughts are to go no less than 20 front 24 rear. Any advice?
P.s. If it matters I am 190 pounds , bike is about 23 pounds.